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The launch of Jeremy Dixon‘s poetry collection, In Retail seems to have met management guidelines for a successful promotion, we hope to bring you photos and video shortly, but as these were outsourced from Arachne’s web, to local operatives, I can’t tell you exactly when.
Don’t forget, for the whole of February you can get special offers on our other LGBT books when you buy In retail, check out the second page of our Special offers
In the meantime, we’ve been getting some feedback over on our shop page, with universal 5 star reviews. (Of course, these are all from people who pre-ordered, so we can assume they were quite keen in the first place) but you can now not only buy a copy from us direct, but leave your thoughts afterwards, like these lovely folk.
Jeremy’s poems are like stars in a bleak landscape, beautiful, funny and life affirming
Jane A. Verified buyer February 11, 2019
A warm, witty, and observant little collection. Well done, Jeremy !
Alan D. Verified buyer January 25, 2019
Arrived much quicker than I was expecting – and what a treat it was. Perfect purchase!
Rob W. Verified buyer January 23, 2019
Heather W. Verified buyer January 18, 2019
What a great little book, brilliantly observed with laugh out loud moments. Highly recommended
Celia D. Verified buyer January 16, 2019
I loved this book. The poems give a humorous insight into the trials and tribulations of working in a retail shop. Love it!
Mrs C. Verified buyer December 23, 2018
By the way, there is ONE pre-order badge left. first to order gets it.
It’s a busy day: just sent the files for Math Jones‘ The Knotsman to the printer, and confirmed the launch: Wednesday 10th April 7.30 at Nell of Old Drury (this link is quite flakey you might find their Facebook page easier) 29 Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5JS
just TAKEN DELIVERY of Noon… (launch(es) still being tied down, but expect Aberdeen London and possibly Cork)
Poet and maker of hand-made books, Jeremy Dixon (Hazard Press) made us a handmade 20 page (Incl cover) A5 notebook, into which many of our writers wrote their top writing tip or exercise. Handwritten, scanned and then printed by Jeremy in his own inimitable fashion. Classy, useful and unique!
…in a very tactile cover.
for DUSK at Ynys Mon
BSL interpreted by Ffranses Wharton-Faraut
The unpublished poems and stories from these events are in the forthcoming anthology Dusk.
Inevitably, when you make a call out for submissions you get a fair few from people you’ve already worked with. Here are links to the poet-page for poets we have already worked with. Strangely, most of them will be read at Ynys Mon.
Jeremy Dixon Driving To Blackpool To Visit My Sister, Ynys Mon
Carl Griffin Sea Wedding, Ynys Mon
Joy Howard Factory, Carlisle, Ellon, Lancaster
Lisa Kelly Match Girl, Greenwich
Alison Lock Crow Haibun, Carlisle, Ellon, Rossendale
Ness Owen Female Blackbird Sings, Ynys Mon
Jill Sharp The Dogs Of Delhi, Ynys Mon (previously published, so won’t be in the book)
We were at the Poetry Book Fair a couple of weeks ago, but it’s been so busy since I’ve not had a chance to get the recordings of the readings up.
Here they are!
Jeremy Dixon Flax, San Francisco, Pearls over Shanghai, and Tabernacle Lane from Liberty Tales
Math Jones (the end of Grithspell) from The Other Side of Sleep
Sarah James At The Hotel de la Lune
Lisa Kelly Daylight Saving Time
Hello poetry lovers.
To celebrate National Poetry Day we have a special offer, some events and an announcement or three.
For today only our anthology of long narrative poems The Other Side of Sleep is on offer at £5 (reduced from £9.99) if bought direct from us online
If you are at Free Verse Poetry Book Fair on Saturday at Conway Hall come and say hello – we have a stall, and are reading at 4.30 in the Garden Cafe on Red Lion Square (Lisa Kelly, Math Jones, Sarah James and Jeremy Dixon)
or the BBC’s Strong Language Festival in Hull (drop by the pop up poetry bookshop today through to Sunday)
You can get a copy of TOSOS for £5 if bought with another Arachne Press Poetry Book at either event.
Looking forward, we have been inviting people whose work we have published in anthologies like TOSOS, to send us their collections.
Quite a few people have, and at the moment we have agreement, in principle, to publish the following
Kate Foley A Gift of Rivers (definite, April)
Cathy Bryant The Colour of Not Knowing
Jeremy Dixon In Retail
We are still toying with the idea of what I think of as a ‘short fat anthology’ – maximum of 5 poets, multiple poems from each – this is aimed at emerging poet who haven’t got enough work for a collection yet – so exciting new voices on the cusp of greatness!
I don’t know how that happened – actually I do, the live feed on Facebook of Jeremy Dixon reading In Retail (xxiii) (from The Other Side of Sleep) was getting so many plays I forgot to upload the more professionally recorded version!
Here it is…
And here is audio of him reading his Liberty Tales poems, later in the evening when I had run out of camera battery
Jeremy is on our list of people to publish over the next three years. Just got to land some funding!
This is a quirky one. Support our crowd fund to receive…
Poet and maker of hand-made books, Jeremy Dixon (Hazard Press) is making us a handmade 20 page (Incl cover) A5 notebook, into which many of our writers with be writing their top writing tip or exercise. As they are all round the world, these will be handwritten, scanned and then printed by Jeremy in his own inimitable fashion. This will be classy, useful and unique!
so something a bit like this…
starting out a bit like this…